Helping A Dream Come True | Santa Cruz & Capitola Family Photography

8331_156070339331_561999331_2705391_988879_n copyYes, I know. I’m breaking one of those cardinal rules of blogging – assuming you want to grow your reader base – thou shalt post 2 to 3 times per week. The only thing I can say for myself is that ’tis the season.  😉 And while I have many, many, many new favorites to share with you, I wanted to tell you about one endeavor I was recently involved in that meant a great deal to me and a very, very close friend of mine.

My friend of over 20 years, Lisa Poll, has decided to change her life – giving up her position as one of Monterey’s ADA’s, to pursue a dream she has had for several years. She is about to take on an unpaid position in South Africa to run one of the AIDS orphan centers her church sponsored and built years ago. She will work for AFnet AID helping orphans of AIDS parents gain the basic things they need like schooling, clothing, food and other support. Her heart and caring is immeasurable.

But first, she needs to raise money to cover her expenses – a total of $50K. And I was able to help in my small way by doing a photography fundraiser at Capitola Wharf last weekend. All of the session fees for the mini sessions went directly to her fundraising efforts, totalling over $2,000. (yea!) 

Currently at $31K, she still needs a bit of help. If you can contribute and want to read more about what she’ll be up to, as well as the AFnet AID program, check out these links:

** For more information on the orphan centers run by AFnet AID:

For more information about what Lisa will be doing for AFnet Aid:  <>

Her web site will be up soon where she’ll keep everyone up to date on how the orphan center program is doing.

In the meantime, here are a few previews from the weekend:

More to come…stay tuned.

An original post to Life As We See It, the official blog of Solheim Photography. 


Related Posts with Thumbnails
  • Erica C.October 28, 2009 - 7:17 am

    Love the photos Linda! And meeting Lisa Poll and talking to her about her work with the orphans in Africa was touching and inspiring. We were happy to have our fee go to support her work and we are glad we can help sponsor her work in Africa.

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *